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Interview with Jim Benedict: Part Two

Interview with Jim Benedict: Part Two

Jim Benedict, talking to Pirates' farm director Kyle Stark.

Yesterday I posted the first part of my interview with Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League Pitching Coordinator Jim Benedict.  Part one focused on his job duties as a pitching coordinator, as well as some of the philosophies in the Pirates' system.  Part two will focus more on individual players.  As I mentioned in part one, this interview was conducted near the end of Spring Training, so some parts of the questions and answers will be a bit dated, although the rest of the answers give a good look at the individuals.

Read Part One Here

Jeff Locke is a guy who started out in high-A last year, and there's talk about him starting off in AA, with him being optioned there out of big league camp. Is he going to start in AA?

He was optioned to AA, so for the most part where they're optioned to is where they're going from the 40-man roster. So that's kind of done at that time. Jeff Locke is on the come. He's really done we...

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